Shelby Alliance Church is a part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Denomination located in Shelby, OH.
Shelby Alliance Church exists to be a community trained and sent
to bring the light of Christ into the world beginning with our neighbors.
"Every Person, every church intentional and aggressive about advancing the kingdom"
The Relationship of the church with the kingdom is the church is:
1. A Sign to the kingdom
2. An instrument of the kingdom
3. A Foretaste of the kingdom
Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
"The Church continues what Jesus began!"
1. Desperate dependence on the Holy Spirit
2. Missional Living
3. Godly Leadership Development
Many of us cry out because we want answers from the Lord. Often times the answer He gives isn’t what we want, but it is exactly what we need. In a world that is so focused on fast.. scripture speak of the opposite and asks us to slow down, be patient, and most importantly trust in Christ.
In Mathew 2 we discover a group of men who embarked on a journey to encounter Jesus. They traveled from afar to meet the king of the Jews and when they found him, they worshipped Him. They had a clear vision and it was on Christ. The amazing thing is that just like the wisemen went on a journey to encounter Jesus we can do the same exact things! Our desire for our students is to provide a safe place of unconditional love for them to find out who they are while encountering Jesus. We believe that when students discover Jesus they find out exactly who they are. Just like we desire our students to encounter Jesus, we are praying that you encounter Jesus as well! Knowing that the creator of the universe desires for us to find Him and worship Him is humbling, but when we discover Jesus we realize that this is exactly what we were created to do! My prayer for you is that 2020 is not only an incredible year, but that it is a year that you encounter Jesus like never before!
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also." (Mathew 2:1-8)
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:26-38, NIV).
21 By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
The word to Ahaz and the word to us through Jesus’ coming, is that when our circumstances seem greater than our God…We have to choose to trust Him because God is with us!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:6-7).
Peace is the byproduct of fixing our eyes on Jesus! When we choose to trust Jesus and fix our eyes on Him we will have peace.
Today, Pastor Jason spoke about emotional and spiritual health. He talked about those wounds that need to be healed in order for us to be healthy. Jesus came to bring healing and Pastor Jason encouraged us to seek Jesus as we process through some deep wounds. Whether you have been following this series or not, we encourage you to listen in to this week's sermon!
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5)
If you would like to read the book, that the series is inspired by, you can pick up the kindle version for $2.99 on amazon!
This week Pastor Jason continued in our series on "Soul Care" and spoke about the importance and health of repenting.
"Repentance is more than just a change in behavior. Biblical repentance is about changing your mind and purpose; it is about changing the way you think. It is about bringing yourself in alignment with God"
2 Corinthians 7:10: "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death"
Welcome to week 2 of our series on "Soul Care"! This week Pastor Jason spoke on Identity.
Where do you find your identity? Is it in the lies of the enemy or is it found in the truth of scripture?
"Your identity in Christ is the foundation of a healthy soul. Who you are determines how you behave. What you believe about yourself influences your level of maturity, peace, and soul health"
Join us for the next few weeks as we learn what it means for us to take care of our Souls. We will be doing a series on "Soul Care" by Rob Reimer
"Brokenness grasps for the soul of humanity. We are broken body, soul, and spirit, and we need the healing touch of Jesus. Soul Care explores seven principles that are profound healing tools of God: securing your identity, repentance, breaking family sin patterns, forgiving others, healing wounds, overcoming fears, and deliverance"
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15)
Week 1 of our "Beautiful Feet" series! Leading up to our Missions Conference,September 25th-29th, We wanted to do a series on what Missional living looked like in our every day lives. We believe that every Christ follow is called to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ beginning with our neighbor.
"For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:13-15)
We have been going through a series, in the gospel of mark, asking the question "Who Is Jesus?" This week Pastor Mike answers that by showing us that Jesus was the one who did the Miraculous and still shows up in our lives.